Citizens SPLOST Committee members set

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023–11:09 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Floyd County has named its representatives who will serve on the SPLOST Citizens Committee.

They are Cleve Jackson, Corey Townsend, Keara Leonard, Brad Doyle, Mike Burnes, and Evie McNeice. LaDonna Collins was selected as an alternate.

On Monday, the city commission appointed four members to the committee.

The Rome News-Tribune reports that three of those submissions came through a unanimous vote from the city’s Committee on Committees — Jake Hager, Monica Sheppard, and Sam Burrell Jr.

The fourth prospective appointee, David Clonts, was recommended by the Committee on Committees and presented before the board. At that time Commissioner Bill Collins then recommended former city commissioner Wendy Davis. 

Commissioners took a vote and came to a 4-4 tie. Rome Mayor Sundai Stevenson cast the tie-break vote to appoint Davis to the role. At this point, the city has not yet appointed an alternate.

Cave Spring has appointed Nick McLemore as its sole representative.

The committee will be chaired by Bob Berry and will review proposed SPLOST projects before choosing the final project list that will be presented to voters next year.

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